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The Aquascape Foundation
Serving Greater Charlotte area, Weddington, and Waxhaw (NC)
The Aquascape Foundation is a not for profit 501 3C organization established in 2008 by Carla Wittstock. The mission of The Aquascape Foundation is to create sustainable solutions for the world-wide water crisis. The purpose of The Foundation is to promote awareness of water as our most precious resource through environmental, educational and philanthropic efforts. One of the ways they accomplish this mission is utilizing Aquascape's RainXchange® Rainwater Harvest System as a solution to bringing clean drinking water to places where people currently have no access.
Aquascape Foundation Team Member - Piedmont Aquascapes
In January, 2012 Water-feature contractors from across North America embarked on a trip to Uganda, Africa to build a rain-water-harvesting system. The trip was organized by The Aquascape Foundation and is being handled by the International Needs Network.
The Uganda Team will be installing an Aquascapes RainExchange system at an International Needs Network school in Kiyindi. Kiyindi is a small fishing village near the shore of Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake and the largest tropical lake in the world. It is the Earth's second largest freshwater lake - only North America's Lake Superior is larger. Pollution is a serious problem in Lake Victoria as the lake has become a reservoir for sewage, industrial waste, and other chemicals and can no longer be used for drinking water.
The school has over 900 students and often water availability issues are disruptive to the schools schedule. During the dry season the school sometimes has no water at all and is forced to close down because there is no water to cook the nutritional meal that the students count on.
One child dies every fifteen seconds from illnesses associated with a lack of clean drinking water, and a bad level of hygiene and basic sanitation. Four children die each minute. 5,760 children die a day. Over 2.1 million die every year due to water related diseases. The Aquascape Foundation is helping to end this needless suffering ... one system at a time. We found a simple solution to a complex problem - CARING. You can help! By joining our hands and hearts together, they provide the solutions necessary to save lives! Please help them give the gift of life - our most precious resource - WATER!
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